Cost-Optimisation of the IPv4 Zeroconf Protocol


Bohnenkamp, Henrik and Stok, Peter van der and Hermanns, Holger and Vaandrager, Frits (2003) Cost-Optimisation of the IPv4 Zeroconf Protocol. In: International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2003, 22-25 June, 2003, San Francisco, USA (pp. pp. 531-540).

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Abstract:This paper investigates the tradeoff between reliability
and effectiveness for the IPv4 Zeroconf protocol, proposed
by Cheshire/Adoba/Guttman in 2002, dedicated to the selfconfiguration
of IP network interfaces. We develop a simple stochastic cost model of the protocol, where reliability is measured in terms of the probability to avoid an address collision after configuration, while effectiveness is viewed as the average penalty perceived by a user. We derive an analytical expression for the user penalty which we use to derive optimal configuration parameters of the network, restricting to those parameters which are under the control of a consumer electronics manufacturer. In particular we show that minimal cost and maximal reliability are qualities that cannot be achieved at the same time.
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